Man hover boarding/gliding down a street
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[Omni hoverboard](https://omnihoverboards.com/) — read elsewhere it’s approx $20k
For $20k I could seriously consider this. If they get the distance up a bit more with some fast charging. It would probably need to go 2 miles instead of the 0.2 miles they're at now.
I mean it's about a much a a mid-range Harley Davidson, cheaper than a sports car or speedboat, and about the same as a high range jet ski.
I wonder about the legal hoopla about these. I am very curious to see how that goes when stuff like this gets more mainstream. If you have a skateboard that can fly what vehicle class does it belong to and such and what road laws are you subject to?
With how badly idiots maneuver in two dimensions, I am not excited about having to watch the sky for them too.
cant wait to get smashed in the face by a 20 grand hoverboard
WTF watch your head asshole this is a 20 grand hoverboard!
Cmon! It’s a guy on a $20,000 hover board!
Like the guy with a 20 grand hoverboard is gonna yield to a guy who doesn’t make thag in a year. COME ON
Pfff, as if a- as if a-a-a guy with a $31000 hoverboard is going to care about traffic laws. COME ON!!!
*Shh...shh...sshould the guy on the $40000 dollar hoverboard really give a shit about the guy who doesn't make that much in a year?!? Come on!!*
I understand this reference!
There are dozens of us!
Like the guy with a $28,000 dollar hoverboard should yield the way for a pedestrian? Cmon!
Should the guy..should the...shoul..sh..sh..sh..
Seriously. This is all I can think about.
You probably won’t be thinking about it afterward at least
My grampa always said: "when idiots learn to fly, the sky will darken"
> when idiots learn to fly, the sky will darken
That's some proper poetic shit from your gramps right there.
I feel like if they hit you in the face with that you're dead. The blades must be moving insanely fast to generate enough lift.
Surely they're secured safely within some sort of housing, and not spinning about chopping up birds and scalps all willy nilly along the way. We're living in the future after all, and litigation pushed us half the way here.
It can only be covered so much, else there wont be any lift. So maybe something like your head wont go in, but there has to be gaps in the mesh or grating.
Yeah imagine your hair getting sucked in. Scalping will soon be back into fashion
The sound of a gang of the of these hovering at a stoplight downtown
"Hey McFly, you bojo! Those boards don't work on water!"
Unless you've got POWAAAHHH
Yes, came here for this
So many people would crash into power lines especially at night when those lines are going to be near invisible
Its going to sound like a bug zapper in July.
This is the reason I believe we’ll never truly get flying cars... it’s the most dangerous thing we do & now we’re going to add a third dimension to it where basically any accident is automatically death? And then a metal rain storm that could kill even more?
Watch the skies, traveler.
This is exactly what killed the light aviation industry in the US as well. There’s really very little reason a Cessna should cost any more than a mid-range car, except for the insane cost of lawsuits and insurance. Product liability is a bitch.
It’s also why the flying car never got developed. Imagine all of the calm, cool decision making you see in heavy traffic, only with more altitude.
Which is probably why it won't happen until self driving becomes more moan stream.
I know what you mean, and I’m not criticizing the autocorrect. I just like the way it worked here-
Moan stream is my new favorite phrase today
Moan stream sounds like a reddit sub for pop culture pornos
Almost certainly- never gonna be road legal. These things can be enjoyed on private property or maybe out on the lake. The law will have to catch up regarding all these new forms of vehicles like they have been with drones/quadcopters.
No, I'm honestly anticipating transportation chaos in the future as people take personalized travel to an extreme.
It’ll just be like India. Either you figure out how to drive in a beehive mess of vehicles. Or you don’t drive.
There are already strict rules about even stuff like motor scooters, which are relatively harmless but you still need a license to drive them around.. I highly doubt any of these unique vehicles, land or air based, will be seen in public zooming around until they get registered with whatever state authority is responsible.
I think he was imagining we already have gotten over the legalities of it and this was mainstream.
Actually that's not a question - the answer is known. In the US it's considered an ultralight. That means anyone can fly it (no license required) but it is prohibited from operating over or within 500' of people or structures, which means you can't do what the person in the video is doing. No flying down the street or sidewalk.
Actually you can operate within 500ft of people or dwellings as required for takeoff and landing operations. But yeah, this would also probably fall under careless and reckless operations in their eyes. As much as the FAA doesn’t want to deal with this kind of thing it definitely falls into their jurisdiction. The FAA really doesn’t give a damn about ultralights or general aviation and spends 99% of their resources on the airline industry. They are mostly concerned with the non-flying public’s safety and flex their muscles when a pilot or operator is doing something that puts the non-flying public in jeopardy so I could see them not really being too fond of stuff like what hoverboard guy is doing. Ultimately though, they don’t have a lot they can really do to this guy unless he has a pilot certificate then they can suspend or revoke that.
I know quite a few “old guy” pilots that still have airplanes and a pilot certificate but technically it’s no good anymore because they can’t pass a medical anymore which is required to legally use that certificate. Of course they continue to fly because what’s the worst the FAA can do to them? Take away their certificate? It’s not like it’s any good to them anymore anyway.
Yeah that's kind of the thing with this stuff, it's just going to end up being whatever alphabet club feels irritated enough to go find the guy. Weather it's the local PD, county sheriff's, state police, DNR, transit, FBI, FAA or whatever. Someone will probably have the same 'we should probably shut this shit down now' attitude.
A town over had a fire marshall go swing his dick around a super sketchy (probably trafficking) strip club that popped up. Basically walked in made a list of repairs that needed fixed to get up to operational standards, totalled like 100k, walked through a couple other businesses fined a few for smoke detectors not working and called it a day.
The guy who made this video posted more details on his TikTok. hunterkowaldofficial is his TikTok. I think he has a YouTube channel also. He went into some details about how he's a certified pilot and the drone is approved by the FAA already.
So we expect him to get a friendly message from the FAA and possibly a fine
Yeah I can totally imagine riding down the route 0.66 on that thing.
Only if you stop to charge it twice along the way
Lmfao I love the addition of the high end jet ski like it’s a standard comparison for price points
Well if you're gonna waste 20 grand you gotta price stuff out
sir what do you mean by ‘waste’. issa hoverboard
I think it’s comparable to a jet ski, not really feasible for actual travel or anything and just a luxury vehicle sorta thing. Makes more sense than comparing it to a car or motorcycle or something like that which is totally realistic for long distances
I dunno, seems pretty spot on for the sort of logic used in the US :D
It's about 2 medium dogs long , weighs in at around half an F150 tire, and costs as much as a high range jet ski.
Don’t forget it can travel the length of 3.5 football fields on a single charge.
You would die on this thing.
Yeah but you would look cool doing it.
just wait 5 years. technology is always expensive when it's new. once mass manufacturing and other companies making their own versions kick in it's going to cost $5k max.
remember the 2015 hoverboards that used to cost $1000 but are $130 now?
0.02 miles is 105.6 feet, that doesn't seem right
"Our mark-1 prototype achieved a Guinness record by traveling a total distance of 275.9m." or 905 feet
You are correct it is closer to 0.2 miles, darn decimal points.
How is the range so insanely short? Like genuinely what the fuck, that means it has a run time of like 30 seconds
The more batteries you add, the heavier it gets and the more power it takes. The balance isn't there yet, because batteries just aren't all that great still.
Hovering birds tiny. Gliding birds BIG
This reminds me of the rocket propulsion problem.
It's even worse. At least with rockets you shed weight along the way.
Look at the size of the thing. Then look at the size and imagine the weight of the thing on top of it. Now imagine the power it takes to keep that thing afloat.
Pretty soon there'll be hundreds of these things piled up on every corner just waiting to take you 0.2 miles for $1000.
Only $20k? ANyone know how much a Green Goblin suit costs?
The mask alone is [$185](https://www.etsy.com/listing/895898700/green-goblin-helmet-inspired-spider-man)
did Reddit overwhelm their servers?
Won't load for me. Did we give it the Reddit kiss of death?
Yep, we did it, wasn't it hug of death?
This guy is living the 2021 life that we were all promised in school.
This is it. The future is officially now.
Back to future that is.
Marty is that you?
Except it requires being able to balance worth a shit...
That's some hobgoblin shit right there...
You know, I’m something of a hobgoblin myself
Isn't that some kinda blood cell
You’re thinking hemoglobin
All the hemo?
Hemo. And the Masters of the Universe.
Hemo sweet hemo.
Look up the Hemogoblin, now thats one fucked up comicbook villain. (For the lazy he was a white supremacist vampire that gave black people HIV in the 80s, DC comics)
You're thinking of Ronald Reagan.
WHAT..... the actual fuck?!?
The fuck dc
I’m just now realizing how many memes those Spider-man movies gave us. Why were those movies such a treasure trove of memes?
Didn’t you mean knob-goblin? He he
Marty Mcfuckin flying down the street at warp speed
McFly you bojo, those boards don't work on water!
Unless you've got power! ahAHAHAHAHA!
Forty thousand years of evolution and we've barely even tapped the vastness of human potential.
tapped ur mom tho
My spider sense is tingling.
Your Peter tingle
Don't forget Green Goblin 🙏🏼
You can't do this to me...
DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I'VE SACRIFICED?!
*OUT AM I??!?*
"Look at little Goblin Junior"
it’s just the version that flew over the wa wa water!
Now THAT is a fucking hoverboard
Time to take the name back from those glorified segways.
I'm still annoyed that they named those things hoverboards.
I could never figure out how anyone could have thought it was a sensible product name. They should have been called hoversteps at best.
Or marshmallow roasters
They probably knew, but bad publicity is still publicity. I guess it worked.
It's essentially a clickbait name. Makes perfect sense to me, at least from a marketing standpoint.
I forget what they're called often, because there feels like quite a disconnect between the concept of "hoverboard" and... yeah, a mini-segway.
Same I remembe being so confused and then so angry. Such bullshit lol. defonetly one of those things that makes me unreasonably angry
Those things are fucking stupid
I read this in Crocodile Dundee voice
We're sooo close to Jet Moto
It pretty much flys itself
The problem might also be the exposed blades.
That's only a problem if you like your limbs or for the pedestrians nearby
Yeah if this becomes anything approaching trendy it'll be banned as fuck quickly.
With a good reason. This thing is a glorified decapitateor. Idots will het their hands on them and either lose their legs or die. Or they decapitate a bystander.
It. Fucking awesome but its should be regulated. I like my head on my shoulders.
*IG influencer entered the chat*
*teen tiktoker entered the chat*
I can just see myself getting clotheslined by a power line or something else stupid and falling into the motor. I’ll wait for version 3.0
You can probably count on the clothesline, electric shock, the rotor or the rotating fall resolving most of the issues for you.
My guess is these won't be allowed in the bike lane
And it McFlys you at the same time
Until it doesn't.
Seems just as legal too.
I wonder if wealthy teenagers, who always put safety first, will also be a risk-factor.
At least we are doing something that people imagined we would be doing around the year 2020
The future is now, fuckers
True but I’m sure this is way louder than we expected. Also you have 15 minutes to show off
The little drones are loud asf I can't imagine what that sounds like.
What if I want a big ass turbo diesel with a blow off valve on my hoverboard though
Keep it, I got a Pitt Bull now.
Roll coal brother
Most helicopters have turboshaft jet engines which is why they're so loud.
That's most likely a cinema-base octocopter from DJI like the S1000 and their flight time with cameras that are just as heavy as a human are about 30min flight time or 40min for the lighter stuff. You would be surprised what modern batteries can output these days.
Edit: it's been found [Omni hoverboard](https://omnihoverboards.com/)
The S1000s maximum takeoff weight is only 11Kg (S1000 4Kg + payload 7Kg). A Red Epic with a 24-70 lens weighs about 4Kg leaving 3Kg to go. Something like the AGRAS MG-1 can achieve 10 minutes of flight with a takeoff weight of 23.8Kg this gives us less than 10Kg of payload for 10 minutes.
Unfortunately with current battery tech it’s just not viable compared to liquid fuels, the Omni hoverboard shown in the video only has about 1.5 minutes of flight time.
I like how nobody is acknowledging how completely that other guy was talking out of his ass.
Advertised: can carry a whole human
Reality: can carry 11Kg
I would expect the battery life to suffer if it’s carrying something heavy like a human body.
That sounds a lot more sinister with the inclusion of the word body.
Big budget cinema camera rigs weigh as much as a human.
Can confirm, I work in a lot of live theaters/redbull events with occasionally rigs like this and have seen some that weigh more than me. Its astounding to see them fly around so nimble in real life. I reckon if one crashed on the audience or went out of control it would absolutely mow down a good few people.
Wouldn’t be a redbull event if it didn’t!
Makin my way downtown...
Flying fast, buildings pass and I'm skybound
Zooming wildly ahead
Just making my way
Deafening all the crowds
And I need zooms
And I live to
And now I wonder
If I could fall out of the sky
Do you think birds would pass me by?
Cause you know I'd crash a dozen times
If I could just fly fast tonight
Underrated prophetic poetic masterpiece by Vanessa Carlton
Easily one of the first 20 things I'd buy after winning the lotto
And you’ll be able to afford the ensuing medical bills too!
> And you’ll be able to afford the ensuing medical bills too!
Why would anyone have to pay for any medical bills? Pretty well any advanced and modern country that cares about the welfare of its citizens has socialized medicine. Personally, I would steer clear of any hellholes where your ability to get treated is entirely dependent on your personal wealth. I mean, that’s _criminally barbaric,_ no?
America Fuk Yeah!! 🤟
It's pronounced 'Merica.
Then you get to buy a wheelchair after you crash it.
You mean the last thing you’d buy.
The future is now old man.
I’m a bit of a goblin myself
You and I are not so different Spiderman
as a Canadian, this confuses me. Just like when I see Vancouver, WA.
Knew it had to be the IE, that Bakers sign is unmistakable
You think the scooters are annoying?
hey, free haircuts...
*Huey Lewis intensifies*
Cool, till he neckties on a power line...
He just gets extra power and will go even faster
"Power at 400% capacity, Sir."
*how about that?*
Making my way through the series for the first time right now, and for this reference it was worth it
and charge the batteries
YOU AND I CAN RULE THIS CITY TOGETHER, SPIDERMAN.
Oh him? Yeah that’s the Green Goblin!
He is something of a scientist himself.
Great now the Faa is pissed and wants their cut.
Head Decapitator 3000
dude should at least be wearing one of those motorcycle jackets with integrated airbags.
Reminds me of Harry from Spider-Man 3
Or his dad
and my axe
its all fun and game until you slice someone
Bought time we already had Biff Tannen as our leader what the heck took so long
What are you looking at Butthead?
And these seem to work over water!
Cuts heads off little children
Green Goblin is born 🧝🏼♂️
Damn, Watch Dogs really becoming real
What happens when you take a blade to the shin though?
If you cut off your foot, at least you can fly yourself to the hospital
Who's got the sauce on this?
Wait... Does this pass the real test? How much can a drone that size carry?